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Definition of "idolatry" []

  • Worship of idols. (noun)
  • Blind or excessive devotion to something. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "idolatry" in a sentence
  • "Such a confession is signified by the term idolatry, but not by the term heresy, which only means a false opinion."
  • "The case was simply that there were a number of persons determined not to demand mere toleration for themselves, but to pluck down what they called idolatry everywhere and to keep the Edwardine service in the parish churches in defiance of all authority, and even of the feelings of their fellow parishioners."
  • "Today's 18-page treatise from the Vatican also slams what it calls the "idolatry of the market.""